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Part Two: Constructing a Foundation for Collaboration
Subject: Therapeutic Relationships
In this section we move on from an overview designed to orient you to issues and themes associated with counseling and plunge into the practice itself. From this point forward, samples of counseling scenarios and conversations will provide concrete illustrations to support the discussion. Before continuing, though, I'd like to share with you a dilemma associated with writing a book like this to give you an inside view of how the sections were organized.
Counseling is a complex craft that requires quite specialized skills. However, whereas certain other fields are renowned for the specialization needed to pursue them (“You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know …”), they're technical crafts and of a very ...